Should You Quit Smoking For the New Year? Bertrand Russell Claims Smoking Saved His Life.

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A father of modern logic, Bertrand Russell humorously attributes surviving a plane crash to smoking. The morals of  this story 1.) A New Year's resolution to give up your vices could kill you. 2.) Smoking on planes saves lives. 3.) When a logician makes an illogical statement he's trying to be a comedian.